Advice from Local Travel Specialist, Joan Beaulieu at Highland Travel Medicine
Measles is making a resurgence in European countries. According to the CDC, more than 26,000 cases have been reported in the past year from countries frequently traveled, such as Spain and France. Measles has been controlled in the US since introduction of the vaccination in 1957. The vaccine consists of two shots, at least one month apart. There was a period in time (approximately 1965-1967) when children in the northeast US received only one measles vaccination. Because of the new diagnoses in Europe and the increase of international travel, one may want to consider a booster vaccination to protect against this disease.